Being A YouTuber Is A Hobby To Me: A Rant

Being A YouTuber Is A Hobby To Me: A Rant

Go full time you say... no thanks, maybe later.


A couple of years ago, if you asked a kid what they wanted to be when they grew up, they probably would've said something like a doctor, lawyer, teacher, or if they were cool like me, a game designer. Now if you ask them, you'll probably get answers like a Vine star, comedian, game streamer, or a YouTuber.

In my freshman year of high school, I started my very own YouTube channel posting little gameplay videos of me playing "Call of Duty" and other random games. Back then I wanted to be a gaming YouTuber more than anything. See, my little tiny kid brain decided that I didn't want to be a game designer because I thought that it would be too hard to do, so I wanted to take the easy way out. I never told my parents this, so if they're reading this, I'm pretty sure they're shocked right now. As I got older and more mature, the quality of my videos got better, but then I started writing reviews for my channel. That's when I grew a liking to writing reviews and articles about gaming and decided to become a journalist.

In my junior year, I started a whole new channel and used it as a portfolio of sorts to showcase my works to future employers and such. I still occasionally made gaming videos, but I also focused on doing giveaways to give back to the gaming community for helping me reach my subscriber goals. I'm currently at 500+ subscribers, so that's pretty cool.

In college, I barely have the time to make videos anymore, which resulted in the loss of subscribers. It sucks, but there's nothing I can do about that. Either way, I can't be paid by YouTube until I get up to 1,000 subs, so that's gonna take awhile. Plus, I have better things to do like homework and writing articles and reviews that are gonna benefit my career. It's not like I lost the motivation to create videos, it's just that I feel like doing it is just a way to express myself to future peers and acquaintances to show them who I am and what I bring to the table.

So unless I'm at the point in my life where I need to make some extra money, then maybe I'll see about doing YouTube as a part-time job.

Popular Right Now

10 Rappers Whose Lyrics Will Take Your Instagram Captions To The Next Level

Make your life easy by choosing a caption that's already been written for you.


Finding the perfect caption for you Instagram post is something everyone struggles with. On the contrary, the best rappers in the industry right now seem to have no problem with it. Whether it be Cardi B or Kanye West, you can always count on fire captions. Taken from the rappers themselves, here are the best rap lyrics for Instagram captions.

1. Travis Scott

Travis Scott album cover

  • "It's summertime, why they tryna throw shade?"
  • "Rollin' rollin' rollin' got me stargazin'"
  • "I got 'em stage diving out the nosebleeds"
  • "Anything can happen at the night show"
  • "This right here is astronomical"
  • "Valet park when I pull up in the ride"
  • "Pick up the phone, baby, I know you're home, baby"
  • "Oh my, what a wonderful time"
  • "She said 'where we goin?' I said 'the moon'"
  • "I been up sleepless late nights"
  • 2. Migos

    Migos II

    • "Walk it like I talk it"
    • "In the kitchen wrist moving like a stir fry"
    • "Put my mind on it, put my grind on it"
    • "We live like sopranos"
    • "Diamonds on my wrist stay drippin"
    • "Addin' up checks, no minus"
    • "I can buy that car, I know that you can't"
    • "No human being, I'm immortal"
    • "Walk in the buildin', they start applaudin'"
    • "Versace, Versace, Versace, Versace"

    3. Cardi B

    Cardi B be careful

    • "I like texts from my exes when they want a second chance"
    • "I went from dollar bills, now poppin' rubber bands"
    • "Why would I hop in some beef? When I could just hop in the Porsche"
    • "You know where I'm at, you know where I be"
    • "These expensive, these is red bottoms"
    • "I don't dance now, I make money moves"
    • "It's not a threat it's a warning, be careful with me"
    • "Poured out my whole heart to a piece of sh*t"
    • "Karma for you is gon' be who you end up with"

    4. Drake


    • "This a Rollie, not a stopwatch, sh*t don't ever stop"
    • "I only love my bed and my mama I'm sorry"
    • "I get it how I live it, I live it how I get it"
    • "No new friends"
    • "Drinking every night because we drink to my accomplishments"
    • "This sh*t got me in my feelings"
    • "With your phone out, gotta hit them angles"
    • "My ex asked me, 'Where you movin'?' I said, 'On to better things'"
    • "My team good, we don't really need a mascot"
    • "Got new money, got new problems, got new enemies"

    5. Nicki Minaj

    Nicki Minaj

    • "Imma keep it moving, be classy and graceful"
    • "In my kingdom, with my Timbs on"
    • "Uh, yo, watch your man, then you should watch your mouth"
    • "At least you took an L off your bucket list"
    • "Defend my honor, protect my pride"
    • "But to live doesn't mean you're alive"
    • "She just mad 'cause he never bought her ice like me"
    • "I fly with the stars in the skies"
    • "They paintin' me out to be the bad guy"
    • "All these b*tches is my sons"

    6. Mac Miller

    Mac Miller

    • "My regrets look just like a text I shouldn't send"
    • "Driving with my eyes close, missing all the signs"
    • "I'm a monster with the heart of a lion, divide and conquer"
    • "I got a bone to pick like roses"
    • "I'll do anything for a way out of my head"
    • "Your love is not too kind to me"
    • "Yeah, I got a bad attitude"
    • "No matter where life takes me, find me with a smile"
    • "Imma give you what you came for"
    • "I don't know 'bout you, but me, I'm important, I'm so gorgeous"

    7. A$AP Rocky 

    A$AP Rocky

    • "Same shit, different day"
    • "I got three phones: business, conversation, and relation"
    • "What the face say to the fist?"
    • "I look for ways to say 'I love you', but I ain't into makin' love songs"
    • "Paranoia got me losing all my z's"
    • "Make no mistakes, it's all a leap of faith for love"
    • "She ain't a stranger to the city life"
    • "Can't forget that I'm golden, can't forget where I'm going"
    • "Riding by the rules, I'll abide by it soon"
    • "Ain't a killer so don't kill the vibe"

    8. Kanye West

    Kanye West

    • "Yeah u so mother thick"
    • "Ball so hard, let's get faded"
    • "That sh*t cray"
    • "I'm tripping off the power"
    • "All of my kindness, is taken for weakness"
    • "I'm lookin' for the one have you seen her?"
    • "Don't let me get in my zone"
    • "Let's get lost tonight"
    • "Sun don't shine in the shade, bird can't fly in a cage"
    • "Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud"
    • "No you're not perfect but you're not your mistakes"

    9. A$AP Ferg

    A$AP Ferg

    • "Gucci down to the socks"
    • "My jewelry glistening why I'm always chilly"
    • "I'm a one night savage"
    • "Put in work, put 'em in the dirt"
    • "Fergy be mobbin' all day"
    • "Ferg is the name"
    • "I'm on a new level"
    • "Don't pray for me pray for the weak"
    • "I was only 8 years old, watching Nick at Nite"
    • "I was fly like a bird"

    10. Lil Wayne 

    Lil Wayne

    • "Real G's move in silence like lasagna"
    • "I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to y'all"
    • "Okay you're a goon, but what's a goon to a goblin?"
    • "I got some weight on my shoulders, to me it's like feathers"
    • "I am more animal than the zoo allow"
    • "Money talks, bullsh*t walks"
    • "Every night's a long night, every day's a holiday"
    • "I'm a cool cat, but I'm on life nine"
    • "Haters can't see me, nose bleed seats"

    No matter what the occasion, it's always good to have creative Instagram captions on hand. Nobody knows how to make clever captions than rappers themselves. Whether you need creative caption for throwing shade at someone, or you have used only emojis for your past 5 Instagram pictures, rap lyrics make the perfect caption.

    For more posts by this author visit!

    Related Content

    Connect with a generation
    of new voices.

    We are students, thinkers, influencers, and communities sharing our ideas with the world. Join our platform to create and discover content that actually matters to you.

    Learn more Start Creating

    13 Reasons I Won't Accept Your Friend Request

    It's not you, it's me. But also it's a little bit you.


    Let me start by saying I am a very friendly person. And I would love to connect on social media if we know each other rather vaguely, have a ton of real-life mutual friends, and maybe even if we just met.

    I have over 1,000 friends on Facebook. Believe it or not, I know all of them at least a little bit. But here's the thing: I use social media to share pictures and life updates with my family and my friends, not random people. I'm not looking to use Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat to meet people.

    There are other apps for that and I'm just not interested in meeting people online. I'm perfectly happy with my current network, so if you fit the description of any of the following, I probably won't even think twice about deleting your friend or follow request.

    1. Your account is clearly fake.

    If your profile picture appears to be a stock photo, I don't wanna be your friend. Hiding behind fake photos is never a good sign. Also, if none of your cover/profile pictures or Instagrams have any comments or likes, I won't give you a chance.

    2. You're an influencer.

    This is how it's gonna go: You follow me. I follow you. You unfollow me to boost your following to follow ratio. I don't have time for these games and if I were interested in whatever you're promoting, I'd follow you first.

    3. Your page/feed has hateful content on it.

    I try as hard as possible to make social media as positive as can be. Your controversial posts are detracting from my experience.

    4. You look like you could kidnap/hurt me.

    There's a specific serial killer vibe certain people just give off.

    5. I don't know you.

    This goes for any social media. If I don't know you, I have no interest in being "friends" online. If I wanted to meet new people, I'd try an app for that. Facebook is just not intended for meeting new people, it's for reconnecting old friends.

    6. You don't go to my school.

    Alright, you caught me. I'd probably accept any Villanova students (who seem legitimate at least). Going to school in the Philly area, I often get requests from students at Drexel, UPenn, and St. Joe's. Look. Maybe we will meet some day at an event or a bar in Philly, but it's not like I'm out and about in Philly all day every day. We'll likely never meet.

    7. We have no mutual friends.

    The odds I actually know you and you have a decent reason to friend request or follow me are slim.

    8. You send a weird DM or message with the friend request.

    You sending a "nice" compliment with the request is not going to intrigue me, it's just uncalled for.

    9. You post way too much.

    Thank goodness for the new "MUTE" feature on Instagram and the "HIDE" and "SNOOZE" features on Facebook.

    10. You just don't have a profile picture.

    How can I trust that? I'm not great at names, so sometimes I need to see a face too.

    11. You post any political content.

    Your 10 paragraph caption or post is likely not going to change my opinions, it's just aggressive.

    12. I work with you or know you in a professional manner.

    I can't tell you how many times I've been friend requested by bosses of summer jobs or co-workers. Unless I got really close with you through work and we're both within a certain age range, I don't want to be "friends" with you online. There's a reason LinkedIn is so popular. I don't want you to see the posts I share with my family and friends not because I'm hiding anything, but let's just say you don't fit my "target audience."

    13. Your profile picture is a picture of your (or maybe someone else's but who's to say) cat or dog.

    Back to point 10, if we don't know each other well, I'm gonna have to see an actual picture of you to remember you!

    Related Content

    Facebook Comments